The effects of dual tasks on gait in children with cerebral palsy - Carcreff L, Fluss J, Allali G, Valenza N, Aminian K, Newman CJ, Armand S.
AIM: To assess the gait and cognitive performances of children with cerebral palsy (CP) during dual tasks (DT) in comparison to typically developing (TD) children. METHOD: This prospective, observational, case-control study included 18 children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WATCH: How a cancer survivor became the 1st CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy
Steph Hammerman says "optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Systematic review on gait classifications in children with cerebral palsy: an update - Papageorgiou E, Nieuwenhuys A, Vandekerckhove I, Van Campenhout A, Ortibus E, Desloovere K.
BACKGROUND: Gait classification systems (GCSs) aim to aid clinicians and researchers in categorizing the gait of pathological populations, with the intent to improve the communication between them, to support treatment planning and enable the evaluation of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How a cancer survivor to became the 1st CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy
Steph Hammerman says “optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The Latest: Disabled greeters accept new roles at Walmart
At least two Walmart store greeters with cerebral palsy have accepted new roles at the retailer after an outcry over how Walmart was handling the pending phase-out of the greeter job (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Einstein Adds Curriculum on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
BRONX, NY—(February 28, 2019)—Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long benefited from the training pediatricians receive to treat autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other disorders. Their doctors often connect these young patients with many professionals—from physical, occupational, and speech therapists to psychologists, social workers, and special-care dentists. But as children grow up, they soon discover there are far fewer physicians aware of their unique needs. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

South Africa: Lawyers Nabbed for Alleged Fake Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits Worth Millions
[News24Wire] A group of lawyers has been milking the state of millions of rands in alleged fake medical negligence claims for cerebral palsy cases, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Watch the pure joy of a girl with cerebral palsy take some of her first steps
Birkley is walking like a champ! (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Isle of Wight cerebral palsy author writes autobiography with his nose
Author Josh Barry spent nine years writing book while also completing two degrees. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viewers of BBC's Hospital outraged after the NHS refused to fund surgery for a wheelchair-bound teen
The 15-year-old - known only as Thomas - has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy. His family raised £29,000 for him to have the operation at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS documentary reveals story of a boy who must raise £29,000 for his own operation
The last episode of Hospital on BBC Two follows three children at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, two of whom are hoping to receive spinal surgery for cerebral palsy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robots can improve care for kids with neurologic conditions, with some risk of dependency
Georgia Tech Professor Ayanna Howard talks robotics and how gamifying therapies could help kids living with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Robots can improve care for kids with neurologic conditions — with some risk of dependency
Georgia Tech Professor Ayanna Howard talks robotics and how gamifying therapies could help kids living with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

'Artificial muscles' to help children with cerebral palsy
(University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers are developing a medical brace to help children with cerebral palsy -- the first lower extremity device designed to correct alignment or provide support using smart materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They Do —and How to Fix It
People accept it as fact: that to err is human. Every misstep is an opportunity to learn and improve. But when the mistakes are made by doctors, lives can be compromised, or even lost. Among malpractice claims, about 30% are due to diagnostic errors, according to a report by Coverys, a malpractice services provider. In the U.S. in 2017, surgeons either operated on the wrong patient, the wrong site or performed the wrong procedure 95 times, according to the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies many healthcare systems in the country. To Err is Human, a new documentary from 3759 Films and Tall Tale Productions that...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

CBD oil: What is cannabis oil, what are the benefits and can it help people with anxiety?
CBD OIL has spiked in popularity over the last couple of years with people claiming it holds a host of health benefits - from soothing arthritis to helping relieve symptoms of cerebral palsy. But what is it, does it actually hold any benefits, and can it help with one of the biggest claims, anxiety? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Comedian with cerebral palsy is standing up to stereotypes
He left them in stitches on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He's headlined stand-up specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. He even won a season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guideline tackles variation in services for adults with cerebral palsy
NICE has published its guideline on the care and support needs of adults with cerebral palsy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Congress Funds Feasibility Study for Mesothelioma Patient Registry
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will oversee a study in 2019 to determine the feasibility of establishing the first national mesothelioma patient registry. The $100,000 feasibility study was part of the $1.2 million Congress allocated in 2019 to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for mesothelioma research. The bulk of the funding goes toward the National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, which is a biospecimen registry first established in 2006. It is the only federally funded program designed exclusively for the research of mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused by asbestos expos...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

High school wrestler with cerebral palsy and autism inspires with match
High school student Jake Meister has cerebral palsy and autism. He doesn't speak, but has become close with the wrestling team. So his teammates decided to get him closer to the action. Jim Axelrod explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety Risk High in Adults With Cerebral Palsy Depression, Anxiety Risk High in Adults With Cerebral Palsy
In a rare study assessing adults with cerebral palsy, results suggest these patients are at high risk for both depression and anxiety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Neurology. Kimberley J. Smith, Ph.D., from University of Surrey in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of developing depression and anxiety is higher in those with cerebral palsy
(University of Surrey) Adults with cerebral palsy have a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than their peers without the condition, a new study in the journal JAMA Neurology reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Duo conquers Ironman triathlons together despite brother's cerebral palsy
Kyle Pease has cerebral palsy. But that isn't stopping him from competing in Ironman competitions with his brother Brent. Mark Strassmann has their story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults With Cerebral Palsy Face Depression, Anxiety Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Association driven by patients without intellectual disability (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk of depression, anxiety
This study included 1,700 adults 18 years or older with cerebral palsy and 5,100 adults without cerebral palsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA researcher awarded $3 million to study genomics in cerebral palsy
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Michael Kruer, MD, receives the first federally funded grant to research genetic causes of condition that affects 1 in 250 children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Announces a New Initiative...
The new approach will devise tailored treatments to reduce or eliminate chronic pain for those living with cerebral palsy.(PRWeb November 29, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/11/prweb15957602.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mother of 20-month-old twins who BOTH have cerebral palsy is raising £97,000 for surgery
Nicola Johnston, 42, from Farnborough in Hampshire, is raising money for her children Matthew and Lucy who could benefit from spinal surgery called a selective dorsal rhizotomy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia University Pediatric Orthopedic Research Fellowship 2019
Dear Medical Students: The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center invites 3rd year medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2019. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

CBD oil: Mum hails product after ‘massive difference’ in daughter with cerebral palsy
CBD OIL is believed by many to hold a host of benefits, helping a number of health conditions from arthritis to anxiety. Now, a mother has claimed to have seen miraculous changes in her daughter who has cerebral palsy after giving her the cannabis-based product. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy superhero creator: I decided representation matters
Farida Bedwei wanted a comic book character that represented people like her - so she created one. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlocking our potential
Kathleen Kennedy’s busy life belies narrow-minded assumptions about disabled people When people meet Kathleen Kennedy for the first time they often think she has learning difficulties. In reality, she has a degree in business and is the author of two books. Having a disability throws up many problems in the workplace, largely around the assumptions that other people make. But UNISON disabled members are working together to tackle those assumptions. Kathleen is 43 and lives independently in Aberdeen. She is a support assistant for her local council, and is the vice-chair and equality officer at her UNISON branch, as w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine disability discrimination disability-information-day-2018 disabled members Source Type: news

Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize Children With CP May Have Worse Pain, Be Less Active When Parents Catastrophize
If their parents catastrophize pain, children with cerebral palsy (CP) have worse pain and more impaired activities of daily living after intrathecal baclofen (ITB) surgery to control spasticity, according to results of a study presented last month at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress on Pain in Boston.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Africa:Karmzah, the Superheroine With Cerebral Palsy
[This is Africa] World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed every year on 6 October. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that is the largest cause of childhood disability. To remedy the lack of disability representation, Farida Bedwei launched "Karmzah!", a comic book that features a heroine with cerebral palsy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Row as Maternity Ward in Kiharu is Turned Into Children Centre
[Nation] Murang'a County government and the residents of Kambirwa in Kiharu Constituency are embroiled in a row after the county converted a maternity ward at Kambirwa Health Centre into a centre for children with cerebral palsy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Physiotherapists Make Case for Children With Special Needs
[Leadership] Some physiotherapists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on governments, at all levels, to assist in training and rehabilitation of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, as part of this year's World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day celebration, an occupational physiotherapist, Agbapuonwu Vivian, frowned that Nigeria government is not doing anything at the moment to assist in the training of children affected by cerebral (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is Hemiephysiodesis?
Discussion Angular deformities of the lower extremities are common problems and can be idiopathic, congenital or acquired. Idiopathic knee deformities are usually managed by monitoring and family reassurance as these often improve with time or are minimal and do not cause problems. Those ≤ 10 degrees are considered non-problematic. Genu varus usually peaks between 1-3 years and if problematic can cause waddling gait, lateral thrust and ligamentous laxity. Genus valgus usually peaks around 3-6 years and if problematic can cause circumduction gait, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. Treatment options are m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Families storing blood from baby's umbilical cord in the hope it'll cure cancer and Alzheimer's
British families can now choose to store their baby's umbilical cord blood for the price of £2,000. But critics say it's just an expensive gamble. It helped Paige Poppleton, 5, (left) fight cerebral palsy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 20, has life-changing spinal surgery for cerebral palsy
Jade Owen, from Bridgend in Wales, used the money from the huge donation to travel to St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri for an operation on nerves in her spine to reduce muscle stiffness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigator at CHLA to study bone loss associated with cerebral palsy
This study will follow ambulatory individuals with CP, who often have low bone mass, to determine critical periods of bone deposition and loss with the goal of enhancing quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy manage walking on inclines? - Y ılmaz Topçuoğlu MS, Krautwurst BK, Klotz M, Dreher T, Wolf SI.
BACKGROUND: Walking on inclined surfaces is an everyday task, which challenges stability and propulsion even in healthy adults. Children with cerebral palsy adapt similarly to inclines like healthy children do. However, how stability and propulsion in thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Horse therapy improves quality of life for children with cerebral palsy
(Natural News) Simulated hippotherapy, a form of therapy in which the repeated and rhythmic movement of a horse is imitated, was found to enhance trunk control and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy, according to a study presented at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta. According to the researchers, hippotherapy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for mental health problems in children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida - Kohleis K, Storck M, Geissler-Preuss S, Hirsch A, Kuhn FD, Ortfeld S, Rapp M, Bode H.
BACKGROUND: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) and spina bifida (SB) are at an increased risk for mental health problems. Aim of this study was to correlate disease specific and psychosocial risk factors with characteristic mental health problems. PATIENTS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO studies innovative approach to improve walking in children with CP
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million translational research grant over five years to Noelle Moreau, PhD, PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, to study the effectiveness of a highly innovative approach to improve the ability of children with cerebral palsy to walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student designs controller to boost disabled sister's dexterity
Jess Searle has a type of cerebral palsy that means she has always struggled with handheld devices or game consoles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news